Mr. Speaker, I listened carefully, although with a little bit of difficulty, to the remarks made by my colleague opposite. He talked about the consultations that the Minister of Finance has been holding for a month now.
We could easily accept his arguments if the Minister of Finance were the only one holding consultations. Unfortunately, we have a government that is continually consulting. The 25 committees consult and so do the departments. And while all these consultations are taking place, no decision is made. I think the government is trying to muddle the issues by making Canadians believe that it is taking their opinion into consideration. After all these consultations, decisions will eventually be made, but they are constantly being delayed.
Instead of talking about what divides us, I would like to ask my colleague from St. Boniface a question about what unites us.
The redistribution of wealth has united this country for more than 25 years. We have, in Canada and in Quebec, a unique social system and I think we should be careful not to lose it. My concern and the concern of all members of the Bloc is that the government may destroy this system, reduce it, make it less effective.
And our greatest fear is that middle and low-income Canadians will end up paying the price. My question is this: Can the member for St. Boniface assure this House that it is not only middle and low-income Canadians that will end up paying for these changes?